Wansdyke District official map.

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Most people have heard of Hadrian’s Wall, Offa’s Dyke and the Antonine Wall, but it is the lesser known Wansdyke in the West Country that is perhaps the most mysterious of them all!.

Stretching for 35 miles through the countryside of Wiltshire and Somerset, this large defensive earthwork was built some 20 to years after the Romans had left Britain.

Wansdyke was a non-metropolitan district within the County of Avon west of England from to The district was formed by the Local Government Act on April 1, as part of a reform of local authorities throughout England and Wales. Under the reorganization, the area surrounding the cities of Bath and Bristol was formed into a new county called "Avon", named after the river that Status: non-metropolitan district.

Wansdyke (from Woden's Dyke) is a series of early medieval defensive linear earthworks in the West Country of England, consisting of a ditch and a running embankment from the ditch spoil, with the ditching facing north.

There are two main parts: an eastern dyke which runs between Savernake Forest and Morgan's Hill in Wiltshire, and a western dyke which runs from Monkton Combe to the ancient. Wansdyke Path directions: Smallgrain Plantation to Marlborough (Tim Lewis - ) Maps: You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help).

Welcome to Wansdyke Proj a unique web-based study which focuses on the enigmatic, least-known Dark Ages earthwork, known as Wansdyke. Edited by Robert M.

Vermaat, it features narrative histories, original source documents and important texts, extensive bibliographies, reading lists, informative articles by guest writers, maps, polls and.

Wansdyke Path Pubs/Cafes. At the Alton Barnes White Horse head south from the hill to the canal at Honeystreet for some refreshments. Here you'll find the idyllic Barge historic pub is located right next to the canal and includes an outdoor seating area wih glorious views across the canal to the Marlborough Downs and the Alton Barnes White Horse.

This part of the Wansdyke Pages contains satellite shots of each section of Wansdyke, as well as the complete listing of Wansdyke in old parish maps, dating from the 19th century.

Though the maps of course are not exactly similar to the description of the sections, they are. Results of the English Shire District Council Elections 1 Wansdyke Bathampton () vote share Cole D. Con 0 Turnout Batheaston ()2 vote share Blanchard H. Con 0 Godfrey F.

Con 0 - 2. the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia. Wansdyke was a non-metropolitan district within the County of Avon, in the west of England from to The district was formed by the Local Government Act on 1 April as part of a reform of local authorities throughout England and Wales.

Under the reorganisation, the area surrounding the cities of Bath and. InJohn Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Wansdyke like this.

Wansdyke, ancient British road, 80 miles long, from Andover in Hants, W. through Wilts, to Portishead in Somerset; was originally called Wodensdic, and was made by the Belgf as their north boundary.

Wansdyke through time. Wansdyke is now part of Bath and North East Somerset district.